The Madison premiere of Lavinia

a new play by Betty Diamond

On the Evjue Stage

In an infamous decision written by Chief Justice Edward G. Ryan, Lavinia Goodell was  denied admission to the bar of the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1876 because she was a woman.

Originally commissioned by the Director of State Courts Office of the State of Wisconsin, and the Office of the Chief Justice of the State of Wisconsin, Lavinia follows  Lavinia Goodellʼs feisty entry into what was then a manʼs world.





On the Evjue Stage at the Bartell Theatre:

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:30 pm
    SOLD OUT!     Talk-back after the performance with Professor Linda Greene, 
                Evjue-Bascom Professor of Law, UW Law School

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 7:30 pm 
    SOLD OUT!    Talk-back after the performance

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm Matinee ($10 Special Price!)
    SOLD OUT!    Talk-back after the performance

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 7:30 pm
                Talk-back after the performance

 With the talents of:

Deborah Hearst.............................Lavinia Goodell
Teressa Antivilo.............................Miss Stafford

Ilona Pinzke, Sheri Meland,
Tim Irvin, Francisco Torres,
Brian Belz, and Jim Chiolino.............Company

TICKETS for Madison dates available online or by calling the Bartell Box Office, 608-661-9696.


At the Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main Street, Janesville:

*March 28, 2015 - 7:00 pm - $15   TICKETS for Janeville performance
                 Free pre-show talk on 19th Century Women's Diaries
                 by Professor Emerita Rebecca Hogan, 6:15 pm

At the UW Marathon County Auditorium, 518 South 7th Avenue, Wausau:

*April 11, 2015 - 7:00 pm - $15    Tickets for the Wausau performance, available from the
                UWMC Business Office, 715-261-6226.
                Talk-back after the performance

 At the Douglas County Historical Society, 1101 John Avenue, Superior

*May 17, 2015 - 2:00 pm - $5.  a reading of the play



Two more performances in Madison today (Saturday, March 21 - 2:00 pm (sold out) and 7:30 pm)!  Then, March 28 in Janesville; April 11 in Wausau!  Photos by Dan Myers, Lumi Photo.